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by Tinpotflowers
1 Jun 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals and big feet in trainers
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Pedals and big feet in trainers

I found in my box of bits a pair of Mongoose Mountain Bike Pedals
https://www.amazon.com/Mongoose-Mountai ... B071FG54V6
You note that they come with reflectors, this allows me to fit half toe clips. I tried fitting the large version me feet now did suffer cramp but there was a large amount of empty space in front of my foot and they touch the front mudguard. I then tried medium size clips but now I found that my high profile trainers did not fit in the gap offered by the clips and caused my foot to be push back and gave me cramp again.

Can anybody half toe clips that are suitable for high profile trainers.
by Tinpotflowers
11 May 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which social/economic class do you belong to?
Replies: 52
Views: 1367

Re: Which social/economic class do you belong to?

Do I know my place?
Where should I be pigeonhole in the class structure?
I have
always lived in social housing
father was a copy reader in the daily mail my mother housewive
grandfather was train driver
left school with no qualification and am still semi dyslexic
worked in factories on the shop floor (have city guilds in wood machining)
i have a science degree (mature student)
was a very unsuccessful civil servant
now cycle instructor and cycle mechanic
have cycle traveled abroad


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00hhrwl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUkXD7K3dis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JSahEDRjvw
https://www.johncleese.com/blog/the-cla ... rors/bp13/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaJj1I96tfc
by Tinpotflowers
3 May 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Washer different types
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Washer different types

Washer different types

I have a mind to reassemble and recondition a number of brakes and other cycle parts.

To this end I need some washer

Weinmann brakes: I notice that many sides pull brake have a penny washer located between the 2 arms of the brake caliper.

This washer is very thin and is made of brass/copper.

Whilst located in front of the brake arm is a very thin aluminium washer

I know you should be able obtain washer, but I need to know the following

Question
Brass or copper and thickness?
Aluminium washer what thickness

Quill stems

The expander bolt normally has thin washer again is that bras or copper and what sizes do I need?
The clamp bolt what size and thickness do I need?
by Tinpotflowers
28 Apr 2020, 10:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Half Nut Hex M6 in A2 Stainless
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Half Nut Hex M6 in A2 Stainless

ardeidae wrote:Do you mean like this.

Ebay #153902060083 £1.50 each.



yes
by Tinpotflowers
28 Apr 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Half Nut Hex M6 in A2 Stainless
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Half Nut Hex M6 in A2 Stainless

I am to purchase some Half Nut Hex (Lock Nut) M6 in A2 Stainless for use on Weinman side pull brakes.

The only source I found requires me to purchase @200 even though are a good price including shipping of £12 I will never use 200.

Can anybody recommend a souses recommend a place for smaller quantities.
by Tinpotflowers
23 Apr 2020, 10:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Superb interview by Chris Boardman on BBC Breakfast
Replies: 59
Views: 2584

Re: Superb interview by Chris Boardman on BBC Breakfast

Oldjohnw wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:I had to chuckle when the woman presenter thought that a 70 mile bike ride was an excessive mileage. Most sporting oriented type club rides on a Sunday tend to be about that long.


For those of us somewhat more puny than you, 70 miles is an impossible dream. 30-40 is a big day out. It takes all sorts.


As long as you have no existing medical conditions and your bicycle fit you and is adjusted correctly anybody between the age of say 20 and 60 is capable-of riding 100 miles in low land UK if they build up to it.
by Tinpotflowers
22 Apr 2020, 6:05am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 71
Views: 3601

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

:)
AndyK wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:I very much doubt that government can remove charitable status.

I have no view on this discussion since I am a recent member.

That's right. The Charity Commission can remove charitable status, but "the government" can't.

Ultimately, of course, the Charity Commission acts to enforce charity law and the government could change the law. But the new law would then apply to everyone equally: the government can't pick on an individual charity and remove its status.

Likewise the government can't take away a specific charity's tax exemptions just because it doesn't like what the charity says.
But they could fail to give grants or contracts for work.
by Tinpotflowers
21 Apr 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 71
Views: 3601

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Bonefishblues wrote:Was there ever a splinter group - actual or proposed? (Just interested)



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by Tinpotflowers
21 Apr 2020, 11:16am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 71
Views: 3601

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

reohn2 wrote:I'm objecting to a cycling club being stolen from under the noses of it's membership and turned into a business masquerading as a "charity".
I realise it's a contentious issue for some,but I can't see what it's achieved anymore than when it was member owned and run,for all the over inflated salaries being paid to it's top executives toeing a government line with a threat of losing their salaries if they don't!
There's also been much money spent on rebranding and repackaging.
It used to be a CYCLE TOURING CLUB it's not that anymore and is the worse for it IMHO.
YVMV mine won't,it lost my membership when it was hijacked and became what it never was before.


You mean "Cyclists' Touring Club"
by Tinpotflowers
21 Apr 2020, 10:47am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 71
Views: 3601

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

reohn2 wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
reohn2 wrote:This is what happens when a club owned and run by it's members is turned into a so called "charity" and run as a business and it's members become donors.


What happens? You get professional leadership in place? Why is that a bad thing?

What was so bad before when the club(now a "charity")was run and owned by it's members?
How much better is it now than then?
How much more has the "charity" achieved since it's "charitable" status?
It now receives money and tax relief from the very structure it campaigned against with the threat of withdrawal of those benefits and "charitable" status if it makes too many of the wrong noises.
No I'm sorry but the CTC,CUK as it now terms itself,is a "charity" in name only,it was hijacked some time ago and now like so many other so called "charities" has become a business with it's donorship seeing little "charity" or any more benefit as a result.



Members of the CTC voted to be charity moving away from a member-focused member lead organization to one focusing on promoting cycling generally and being led by selected talented people who aim to create a thrusting go ahead and forward-looking organization.
by Tinpotflowers
20 Apr 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 71
Views: 3601

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Steady rider wrote:https://www.harrishill.co.uk/job/interim-chief-executive-officer/

Salary: PAYE salary £85,000-£90,000 pro rata OR day rate of £500-600


Looks odd, 5 days at £600 = £3k per week, £150k per year?


Will we be able to get somebody to fill this job?
https://oliver-dev.s3.amazonaws.com/202 ... g%20UK.pdf
Overall purpose of role

The Chief Executive is responsible and accountable for the leadership of the organisation, sets the strategic direction and vision for success, leads the development and implementation of the strategic intent and impact of Cycling UK. They will continuously build Cycling UK ‘s organisational culture and capabilities and be a significant ‘thought leader on the power of volunteering, able to translate this across large scale internal and external stakeholders. the CEO will also drive a strong sustainability agenda that positions and maintains the charity at the forefront of our society.
by Tinpotflowers
17 Apr 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )
Replies: 42
Views: 1352

Re: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )

Removal pedal on a standard cycle.

Place spanner on flats or Allen key in recess
While looking at the cycle side on
If possible, with the spanner /Allen key pointing rearwards at 2 o’clock position
Push the spanner downwards.

NB

I had a Brompton folding pedal done uo in a bike shop with a long Torque Wrench.

https://turbobobbicycleblog.wordpress.c ... and-money/
When I took the crank off to which it was attached I tried to remove the pedal with a smaller of the two Allen key recess, with Allen key socket I sheared the tool.

I suspect there may be corrosion
So I place the component in place in a container and spayed with T2 lubricant
Half many weeks tied again with no success
Then I tried using a larger socket Allen key with a long tough wench with extension
Loud crack
I release
I inspected all the threads and saw no damage
I cleaned all parts and place in my part box

Error
I should have removed the pedal whilst still on the bike. This would permit more leverage.
by Tinpotflowers
17 Apr 2020, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Sun Newspaper Interviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1139

The Sun Newspaper Interviews

The Sun Newspaper Interviews

I came across this YouTube site by accident.

As somebody who is left of centre and Green, I call myself an aggressive moderate I found these interviews interesting.

What is your view.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIzXay ... Npq-nD-h5g
by Tinpotflowers
15 Apr 2020, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What effects upon society caused by (COVID-19)?
Replies: 29
Views: 1436

What effects upon society caused by (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and long terms effects upon society?

COVID-19 as had and may continue to have a very disrupted effect in the UK and elsewhere.
I read on this forum many have discussed the consequences of the lockdown and other requirements of this crisis.
Some have suggested there may knock effect on the UK and other place transport policy but have been limited in their suggestion.

Likewise, some commentators have alluded to the reappraisal of the worth that society attributed to low grade /low paid workers e.g. dust bin men, cleaners, delivery drivers, etc.

Also, once past the initial shock of the onset of this crisis the academic world than the media and now on this forum comments have been made on the lack of foresight and poor planning that as made is crises worse it needs to be.

What do the contributor to this forum think will be the long-term effect of this crises in the UK and in general the world and for cycling and of course Cycling UK?